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Secure E7y Nomadic Toolbox - an emergency community network when everything is down (updated with links in the slides)

Harish Pillay

March 15, 2015
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  1. Internet Society Singapore Chapter
    Harish Pillay
    President, ISOC Singapore Chapter
    [email protected]
    9V1HP

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  2. Brief History

    Established in June 2011

    It is registered as a society under the Societies Act of
    Singapore.

    Membership growth has been slow but steady and it
    stands at about 50

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  3. Seminars, Advocacy

    Participated and commented on:

    Licensing of blogs and online commentaries

    The sharing economy issues around “archaic” regulations

    IoT – Standards making with the IT Standards Committee
    and building awareness

    Changes to the Singapore Copyright Act – came into force
    in January 2015:

    CNA: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/trade-association-aims-
    to/1586388.html

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/official938live1/digital-privacy

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  4. IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG)

    ISOC SG participated in the bidding process for the creation
    of the ICG Secretariat for the transition of IANA in September
    2014

    After many rounds of discussions and presentations, we were
    awarded the ICG Secretariat role

    We are particularly proud of this appointment

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  5. Activities for 2015

    “Secure E7y Nomadic Toolbox” or e7ytoolbox workshop to
    create a self-sustaining Internet when all established
    connections are “destroyed” - at FOSSAsia March 2015

    “Issues around harassment in a online realms” seminar - tba

    “Duty of Care” seminar – March 21 2015

    IoT Asia conference – April 2015

    Tamil Internet conference – May/June 2015

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  6. What are we doing
    today?

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  7. Secure E7y
    Nomadic Toolbox
    #e7ytoolbox

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  8. Secure Emergency
    Nomadic Toolbox
    #e7ytoolbox

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  9. E7y == Emergency

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  10. Isaac Asimov's Incredible Vision
    (exerpt from interview in 1988 with Bill Moyers)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZmFEFO72gA

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  11. Looking 20 years from now
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4fX3gOQUg

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  12. It Could Have Been This
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0pPfyYtiBc

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  13. It's about Communications

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  14. Incommunicado is the cruelest
    form of punishment

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  15. A Robust Communication
    System

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  16. Postel's Law

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  17. "Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in
    what you accept from others." (RFC 793)

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  18. But this principle might need some refinement
    for today's networks
    (see Eric Allman's ACM commentary -
    http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2011/8/114933-the-robustness-principle-
    reconsidered/fulltext
    )

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  19. E7y Communications Pioneers

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  20. When Everything is Down
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfNxOjFv-FA)

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  21. What was the impetus?
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nOJWDxFHPk)

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  22. Ham Radio
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4U1bWA19B4)

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  23. Today's Scenario

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  24. The Internet is TURNED OFF

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  25. How Would You Communicate?
    Open Discussion

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  26. Let's Build As Solution

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  27. We will build a Minimum Viable Internet

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  28. What do we need?

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  29. The Start of a Laundry List

    Computers – desktops, laptops, tablets

    Software – It MUST be Free and Open Source Software,
    or at the very least reverse engineered closed software

    Wires, wiring tools

    Antennae

    Power systems: rechargeable batteries, power
    generators (diesel, natural gas, solar)

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  30. Some Principles To Consider
    I. It must be built securely, or if it is not possible, know that
    it is not secure
    II. Must be able to be used by the majority of people
    III. Must be buildable using tools that are generally
    available
    IV. Little or NO restrictions on sharing of code, hardware
    design etc.
    V. No SPOF – Single Point Of Failure

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  31. SARTS.org.sg
    The Singapore Amateur
    Radio Transmitting Society

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  32. ARRL.org
    The Amateur Radio Relay
    League

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  33. IARU.org
    International Amateur Radio Union
    World Amateur Radio Day
    April 18

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  34. Sahana Project

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  35. Ushahidi.org

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  36. The Serval Project

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  37. For Today's Workshop, Let's Builds a Serval Mesh

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  38. Go to Google Play and download “The Serval Mesh”

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  39. Now, build

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  40. Next Steps
    Join the Internet Society Singapore Chapter –
    http://isoc.sg/application-form/

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  41. Thank You!
    Harish Pillay
    [email protected]

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